See & test drive your favorite EVs at Drive Electric Earth Month, all April

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It’s that point of yr once more, time for occasions throughout the nation to point out off electrical automobiles at Drive Electrical Earth Month.

Drive Electrical Earth Month is an offshoot of Drive Electrical Week, a long-running annual custom internet hosting meetups principally within the US, but additionally sometimes in different nations. It began as Drive Electrical Earth Day, however since not each occasion can occur on the identical day, they went forward and prolonged it to embody “Earth Month” occasions that occur throughout the month of April. It’s all organized by Plug In America, the Sierra Membership, the Electrical Automobile Affiliation, EV Hybrid Noire, and Drive Electrical USA.

Occasions encompass basic Earth Day-style neighborhood celebrations, EV Experience & Drives the place you’ll be able to check drive a number of EVs in a single place, and alternatives to speak to EV house owners and ask them questions on what it’s wish to stay with an EV, away from the strain of a dealership.

This month, there are 180 occasions registered throughout the US and a pair of in Canada (together with one on-line webinar about issues to think about when buying an EV). Occasions have already began, with a smattering taking place over the previous couple of weekends, and the majority of them this weekend, April 20-21.

Right here’s a pattern of a few of the still-upcoming occasions this month:

  • Phoenix Experience and Drive in Phoenix, AZ – Wells Fargo shall be freely giving an EV, together with trip & drives. April 20, 8am-12pm.
  • SpaceCoast EV Earth Day in Melbourne, FL, on the American Muscle Automobile Museum, the biggest solar-powered auto museum on this planet. Shows embody a customized electrical digicam automobile for cinematography, the Bricklin 3EV prototype, and NASA’s Apollo Moon Buggy. April 20, 10am-2pm.
  • Electrify Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, with EV and e-bike check rides and shows on inexperienced tech like warmth pumps. April 20, 10am-4:30pm.
  • PUD Vitality Block Social gathering in Everett, WA, which at the moment has 47 automobiles registered as attending and contains one thing referred to as a “Truckstravaganza.” April 27, 11am-2pm.
  • Salem Kicks Fuel in Salem, MA with a big number of EVs on show and check drives from native sellers, together with e-bike and different battery-powered out of doors tools shows. April 28, 1pm-4pm.

Every occasion has a distinct assortment of actions (e.g. check drives gained’t be obtainable at each occasion, usually simply the bigger ones attended by native dealerships), so make sure you verify the occasions web page to see what the plan is to your native occasion.

These occasions have provided a good way to attach with house owners and see the most recent electrical car tech, and even get an opportunity to do check rides and drives in particular person. Attendees acquired to listen to unfiltered info from precise house owners about the advantages and trials of proudly owning EVs, permitting for longer and extra real (and sometimes extra educated) conversations than one may usually encounter at a dealership.

And in case you’re an proprietor – you’ll be able to exhibit your automobile and reply these questions for onlookers.

To view all of the occasions and see what’s taking place in your space, you’ll be able to take a look at the listing of occasions or the occasions map. You too can signal as much as volunteer at your native occasions, and in case you plan to point out off your electrical automobile, you’ll be able to RSVP on every occasion web page and listing the car that you simply plan to point out (or see what different automobiles have already registered).

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